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Sony Chief Responds To Rumors Of Will Smith's Bad Boys 4 Being Paused After Oscars Slap

It’s been almost two full months since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the 94th Academy Awards, and the incident is still being periodically brought up in public conversation. Earlier this week, Seth Meyers mentioned the slap while speaking at NBCUniversal’s Upfront presentation, and now Tom Rothman, the chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, has responded to rumors that Bad Boys 4, one of Smith’s upcoming movies, has been paused in response to what happened at the Oscars.
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Sony Details Release of Future PlayStation Plus Premium Games

Sony has revealed when people can expect new games for the new tiered PlayStation Plus subscriptions. After months of rumors of a revision coming to PlayStation Plus, Sony finally confirmed it was implementing a tiered system to its PlayStation Plus, resulting in more benefits for a bit more money should players choose to. The new model will offer players the ability to access a library of PS4 and PS5 games, trials for games, and even access to games from classic PlayStation consoles, depending on your tier. The new version of the service opens a lot of doors and evolves the way players interact with PlayStation as a platform, which has naturally sparked some questions.
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Sony Exec Confirms Plans for More Ghostbusters Sequels

Sony Pictures is committed to making more Ghostbusters movies following the success of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Director Jason Reitman picked up the Ghostbusters baton from his late father Ivan Reitman, helming 2021's Ghostbusters: Afterlife and reviving the franchise in the process. Sony chairman Tom Rothman sees the value in successful franchises, whether they be superhero fare such as Spider-Man or Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Ghostbusters has a dedicated fanbase who wants to see more stories set in that universe, and Rothman confirmed they will as more sequels to Ghostbusters: Afterlife are on the way.
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Sony Executive Confirms When Marvel's Madame Web Will Start Filming

Sony's universe of Marvel characters is continuing to evolve, with some unexpected and lesser-known characters getting the spotlight in their own solo films. Among them is Madame Web, a film that will star Dakota Johnson as the Marvel character. Updates surrounding the project have ramped up in recent months, but there's still been the question of exactly when it will start filming, especially with its recently-announced 2023 release date. According to new comments from Sony's Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman, Madame Web will begin filming "in the spring."
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Sony Bravia X80K 4K Ultra HD smart TV series launched in India

Sony has launched the new Bravia X80K 4K Ultra HD smart TV series in India. The new line of products includes some of the best that Sony has to offer like the X1 4K processor chipset, Dolby Vision and Doby Atmos audio support. The smart TV is available from a 43-inch version all the way up to a 75-inch model. Currently, the company has announced the 55-inch model is available for purchase at Rs 94,990 across all Sony Centers. You can purchase the smart TV through the company's online store and other major e-commerce portals.
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Spider-Man 4: Sony Exec Hopes to Have Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jon Watts Return

Ever since Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in December, Marvel fans have been wondering if Tom Holland will return for a fourth film. It's currently unclear whether or not he will be donning the Spidey suit again, and while the actor seems to have mixed feelings about coming back, he's not discounting a return to Marvel. Back in November, Holland spoke about passing the torch to someone else, saying, "If I'm playing Spider-Man after I'm 30, I've done something wrong." During a recent interview with Esquire Middle East, Holland clarified his comments, saying his words have "been slightly misconstrued." Recently, Sony executive Tom Rothman spoke with Deadline and revealed he wants Holland to return for a fourth film as well as Zendaya (MJ) and director Jon Watts.
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Sony WH-1000XM5 Review: The Price Of More Clarity

We may receive a commission on purchases made from links. With travel nearing pre-pandemic levels, and remote working showing no signs of going away for many people, active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones are arguably more relevant than ever before. The arrival of Sony's WH-1000XM5, then, is a big deal, not least because its predecessors have been widely credited with setting competitive fires under Bose and, in the process, kicking off a fresh round of wireless headphones wars. For 2022, the newest models raise the tech stakes and the price tag.
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Endel’s generative soundscapes show up in Sony’s new headphones

“Endel is first and foremost a technology that was built to help you focus, relax and sleep. And the way this technology works, it procedurally generates a soundscape in real time on the spot, on the device. It is personalized to you based on a number of inputs that we collect about you; things like the time of day, your heart rate, the weather, your movement and your circadian rhythms, like how much sleep you got last night,” explains Oleg Stavitsky, CEO and co-founder at Endel. “This technology listens to all of this data, plugs into the algorithm, which creates the soundscape in real time, which allows us to react in real time to the changes in you. Using this technology, we are building an ecosystem of products, so that our soundscapes can follow you everywhere during the day across all these channels and platforms. We are pretty much everywhere at this point; iOS, Android, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple TV, Alexa… you name it.”
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Our favorite new products from Amazon, Sony and Allbirds

Select is editorially independent. Our editors selected these deals and items because we think you will enjoy them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. This story is part of Select's New &...
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Best Sony headphones for 2022

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Sony makes some of the best and most popular headphones and earbuds -- and there certainly are lots to choose from, including budget-friendly earbuds for the casual commuter and high-end noise-canceling headphones for serious audiophiles. For 2022, we've already seen a few new models, including Sony's new flagship noise-canceling headphone, the WH-1000XM5, as well as the LinksBuds and LinkBuds S earbuds. Here's a look at our picks for the current top Sony headphones.
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Too Much Fun in the Rain on a Dark Day ...

It was cloudy and dark and threatening when I headed down to the lake at 7:10am on Friday morning. It did not threaten for long. It poured. There was thunder and lightning off and on for about 40 minutes. And torrential rain. And some strong wind gusts. Even though I had the the open driver’s side window facing away from the wind, the inside of my car and all my gear got soaked — the wind direction changed several times! Anyhoo, I had an absolute ball and tried lots of new things.
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Sony WH-1000XM5 vs Bose QuietComfort 45

Tech is full of rivalries, in computing its Apple versus Microsoft, in gaming its Xbox versus PlayStation and in the world of headphones its Sony versus Bose. No matter how much praise one of their headphones gets, Sony and Bose audio devices always get compared to their rival’s equivalents.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Morbius’ on VOD, a Marvel/Sony Vampire Movie in Which Jared Leto Doesn’t Eat the Scenery

Sony/Marvel revved up its CGI compository for Morbius (now on VOD), the Spider-Man villain spinoff starring Jared Leto as a science guy who whoopsies himself into a vampire during an ill-considered experiment – an occurrence that’s pretty much your average Tuesday in Spideyville, since the place is already populated with scientists who aw-dammited themselves into lizard guys and cyborg octopus-men. Since nothing associated with the capital-M Marvel word stands alone on its own narrative merits, this movie is part of the Sony Spider-Man Universe, which includes two Venoms and upcoming Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web movies, but strangely, no...
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PlayStation Reveals First PS5 Console Bundle

PlayStation has revealed that it will soon be selling new PlayStation 5 console bundles. Throughout the life cycle of pretty much any video game console, publishers will begin to package the console itself with a popular game, usually of the first-party variety. Now, Sony will be doing this as well with the PS5, although this first bundle in question isn't available to purchase just yet.
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Save $500 on this Sony OLED TV at Best Buy today

Sony TVs are rarely discounted because they’re always in high demand because they come from such a great brand. That’s why we’re excited to see the truly excellent 55-inch Sony A80J OLED 4K TV on sale at Best Buy. Normally priced at $1,700, it’s down to just $1,200 right now at Best Buy, sweeping in as one of the best TV deals around. As we said, Sony TV deals aren’t usually this fantastic because — simply put — Sony doesn’t have to worry about price cuts or steering away from expensive prices to sell its TVs. That means you really don’t want to miss out on this rare bargain. It’s a fantastic way of enhancing your viewing experience.
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Sony details 'God of War: Ragnarok' accessibility features

Has been putting a bigger emphasis on accessibility in its first-party PlayStation games over the last few years with the inclusion of extensive options in the likes of , and . When it eventually arrives, will be no exception. To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Sony has detailed some of the options.
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Sony has made its PS Plus classics much more appealing

If you're a trophy collector looking to bolster your collection we've got good news. Bend Studio has announced that when Syphon Filter arrives through the revamped PlayStation Plus service next month, it’ll feature trophy support. Confirmed via Twitter, Bend Studio didn't reveal much beyond trophies being supported for PS4...
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